This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 Excerpt: ...six hundred years Rome used no medicine but her baths. People of all times, of course, have made use of both cold and hot water--to some ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 Excerpt: ...six hundred years Rome used no medicine but her baths. People of all times, of course, have made use of both cold and hot water--to some extent. They washed and bathed--occasionally--in ponds, rivers, lakes, or the ocean. In 1127 Henry I of England included bathing in the initiatory ceremony for knighting six favored commoners. He called them the Knights of the Bath, and thus originated the "Order of the Bath." Robert Hicks in 1825 took out a patent for: Heating water in baths by means of burning spirits of turpentine and carbureted hydrogen gas in chambers in the bath, or tubes passing through or under them. To Lord John Russell is attributed the inven Courtesy--Gas.Age Record. Before the days of gas-fired water heaters tion of a bath tub. In 1830 he was thought to have been the only Englishman addicted to taking a daily bath. Adam Thompson of Cincinnati, Ohio, visited Lord Russell about ten years later and had taken a hot bath in Russell's tub. Promptly after his return to America, Thompson had a cabinet maker build for him a similar bath. This was made seven feet long and four feet wide, of mahogany, lined with sheet lead. It weighed nearly a ton. On December 20, 1842, at about 8 A. M., Thompson took his first morning bath. He was so pleased with it that he later invited his friends to test the efficacy of his new bath. They also became very enthusiastic. But, the introduction of bath tubs and daily bathing was not so easily facilitated throughout the United States. Boston in 1845 made bathing unlawful unless taken upon the advice of a physician. In 1850, President Fillmore ordered a bath tub installed in the White House. In 1860 every first-class hotel in New York advertised bath tubs. The Turkish bath was introduced into America about 1865. T...
New. Hardcover reprint of the original 1922 edition-beautifully bound in brown cloth covers featuring titles stamped in gold, 8vo-6x9". All foldouts have been masterfully reprinted in their original form. No adjustments have been made to the original text, giving readers the full antiquarian experience. For quality purposes, all text and images are printed as black and white. This item is printed on demand. Book Information: The Romance Of The Gas Industry. Norman, Oscar Edward. Indiana: Repressed Publishing LLC, 2012. Original Publishing: The Romance Of The Gas Industry. Norman, Oscar Edward. Chicago: A. C. Mcclurg, 1922. Subject: Gas manufacture and works.
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